GOSHEN, N.H. — A celebration of life service for Paul A. Barrett 77, who died suddenly on Saturday, June 2, 2012, will be held Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 11 Park Street, Newport, N.H.
Survived by his wife, Jean Hopf Barrett; six children; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was born March 20, 1935 in Nantucket, Mass., a son of Joshiah S. Barrett and Evelyn Lavoie Barrett.
Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
He was dedicated to his community and church, serving in many leadership positions. Paul was an Army veteran and had a distinguished career as an engineer in the high technology and defense contracting industries.
He was an avid woodworker, beekeeper and Boy Scout leader. Paul appreciated the beauty of the world around him and loved exploring new horizons. He had a deep reverence for nature and hits bounty and loved his land. But most of all, “Papa” took great pride and cherished his family.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by Heidi Barrett-Kitchen and Tom Kitchen of Concord, N.H., and their children; Benjamin, Rebecca, and Todd, Holly Barrett Morse and David Morse of Reading and their children; Richard (daughter Claire) and Kaitlyn; Hillary “Barrett” and James Audette of Fort Pierce, Fla., and their child, Janet; Lincoln and Traicy Barrett of Shirley, Mass., and their child, Willie; Heather Barrett Downey and Joseph Downey of Sunapee, N.H. and their children; Josiah, Matthias, Samantha and Abigail; and Lowell and Kristen Barrett of Harvard, Mass., and their children; Tucker, Shannon, and James.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Church of the Good Shepherd, PO Box 715, Newport, N.H. 03773.
This obituary first appeared in the June 7, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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